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Girgensons goal, assist help Buffalo score 4 times in 1st 30 minutes of 4-2 win over Columbus @NHLdotcom

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Zemgus Girgensons had a goal and an assist before leaving with a leg injury and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Cody Hodgson, Mark Pysyk and Chris Stewart also scored for the offence-starved Sabres, who had gotten just one goal in five of their previous six games. They hadn't had as many as four goals in their last 13 games.

Michal Neuvirth had 45 saves, stymieing the Blue Jackets on their final 28 shots.

The Sabres, with the worst record in the NHL, had lost six of seven (1-4-2).

Matt Calvert and Kevin Connauton scored for the Blue Jackets. Rookie goalie Anton Forsberg remained winless at 0-4-0 while making 27 saves.


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